'Perfume' robberies an urban myth - police

POLICE have discounted claims that thieves are using strips of paper impregnated with drugs to daze victims.

POLICE have discounted claims that thieves are using strips of paper impregnated with drugs to daze victims.

The Herald received a report that a shopper was robbed after accepting an offer to smell perfume.

The incident was alleged to have occurred outside a supermarket in Yeovil, Somerset.

However, a spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "It's an urban myth. We are trying to dispel it.

"My colleagues and I were made aware of the rumour this morning. It is not true.